Wednesday, November 8 | 8 - 9 PM
Francis W. Parker School
Diane and David B Heller Auditorium
2233 N Clark St | Chicago, IL | 60614
The American record holder for consecutive days spent in space, astronaut Scott Kelly comes to CHF to deliver a candid account of his remarkable voyage aboard the International Space Station, the flights that proceeded it, and his colorful formative years. His new memoir Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery describes the extreme challenges of a year in space, both existential and banal: the devastating effects on the body; the isolation from everyone he loves, the pressures of constant close quarters, the catastrophic risks of depressurization. Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! host Peter Sagal joins this natural storyteller and modern-day hero in conversation.
Ticket purchase includes a copy of Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery. An option for 1 book + 2 tickets is available through the box office at (312) 605-8444.
This program is generously underwritten by Bank of America.
Scott Kelly is a former military fighter pilot and test pilot, an engineer, a retired astronaut, and a retired U.S. Navy captain. A veteran of four space flights, Kelly commanded the International Space Station (ISS) on three expeditions and was a member of the yearlong mission to the ISS. In October 2015, he set the record for the total accumulated number of days spent in space, the single longest space mission by an American astronaut. He lives in Houston, Texas.
Peter Sagal is the host of NPR's Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! Since debuting in January 1998, Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! has become one of the most popular shows on public radio, heard by nearly three million listeners on 520 public radio stations nationwide and heard by a million people every month via podcast.